I am sure that most reasonably minded people will be delighted that the Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the ridiculous claim made by WASPI (Women against State Pension Injustice) that they were unfairly disadvantaged by now receiving their pensions from the same age as men (News 10 September).

For over 40 years the greatest injustice surely was that women received pension from age 60, five years earlier than men who had to wait until age 65.

Since women live on average four years longer than men this meant that women receive nine years extra pension from the State - all paid for by the current younger generation through ever increasing NI contributions.

There can be no justification whatsoever for challenging the decision to equalise pension ages.

If anything, there is an argument that women’s State pensions should not be paid until three or four years after men - in order that, on average, both sexes receive the same total State welfare benefits.

Peter Froggatt

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